Nursing Care in Alcohol and Drug User Treatment Facilities

Madeline A. Naegle

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Abstract

Registered and advanced practice nurses are employed in substance user treatment facilities across the US and in most industrialized countries. Patterns of employment and job descriptions for nurses, however, are highly inconsistent and seriously flawed. Many regulatory system, legislative and government agency factors and to some degree, the nursing profession itself, sustain the flaws and limit the delivery of comprehensive care. Competencies linked to addictions nursing best practices are often underutilized because of narrow job descriptions. This results in limited health and nursing service delivery to vulnerable populations receiving treatment in these government funded programs. This article highlights the increasing demand for the delivery of integrated care to psychiatric and substance using populations. The author considers factors which stake holders can influence to change flawed employment patterns and limited access to comprehensive care for substance users.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1153-1158
Number of pages6
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume50
Issue number8-9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 29 2015

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Keywords

  • best practices
  • comprehensive care
  • integrated care
  • job description
  • nursing
  • regulatory systems
  • substance users

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Nursing Care in Alcohol and Drug User Treatment Facilities. / Naegle, Madeline A.

In: Substance Use and Misuse, Vol. 50, No. 8-9, 29.07.2015, p. 1153-1158.

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Naegle, Madeline A. / Nursing Care in Alcohol and Drug User Treatment Facilities. In: Substance Use and Misuse. 2015 ; Vol. 50, No. 8-9. pp. 1153-1158.
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